Sr. Information Security Engineer

Emeryville, California (US)
Jun 05, 2018
Metro Area
Full Time

Sr. Information Security Engineer - 10546

Gracenote - USA Emeryville, California

Gracenote is an entertainment data and technology provider powering the world’s top music services, automakers, cable and satellite operators, and consumer electronics companies.   Do to the growing complexity in software and systems it has become increasingly difficult to reason about the security of a System. At Gracenote we have created the Performance, Scalability and Reliability group to try and figure out how to make our software better. By causing our systems to break in a controlled environment, we hope to be able to better engineer our systems to be both more secure, and also scalable and more resilient to failure.

Why we need you:

We have a lot of talented engineers who know all about data, but do not necessarily understand the security implications of what they do. What we need are engineers who are passionate about security and understand how an attacker thinks. In addition to hands on development on security tools, the Information Security Engineer will also serve as an advocate for good security processes, and help shepherd others in the organization through all facets of the security world.  These tasks include Security Audits, Zero Days and Incident Response.  An ideal candidate for this role is passionate about InfoSec and excited to share what they know. This position demands an extensive knowledge of risk management, information security and computing technologies.  Furthermore, the Engineer must keep abreast of regulatory/legal changes, and evolving industry practices to help Gracenote be more secure in an ever changing environment.

Ideal Attributes:
     * A minimum of 6 years of Information Security experience.
     * A strong development background.
     * Ability to apply information security policies, standards, and guidelines to the systems development life cycle.
     * Demonstrated understanding of methods and models within information security to include risk analysis and mitigation, policies, regulatory environment, technologies, architecture and best-practices.
     * Strong grasp of threats to networks, operating systems and applications and the ability to demonstrate the tools used to compromise systems.
     * Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with the Network, System, Database, and Application Development groups to understand their objectives and propose security solutions that ensures that these objective are met in a secure manner that aligns with the company’s security policies and standards.

About Us:

Gracenote is an entertainment data and technology provider powering the world’s top music services, automakers, cable and satellite operators, and consumer electronics companies. At its core, Gracenote helps people find, discover and connect with the entertainment they love. Daily, Gracenote processes 35 billion rows of data and is quickly becoming a world-leader in return path “big data.” Over the past 3 years, the company has grown to more than 2000 employees in 17 countries, including over 600 of the world’s top engineers with a passion for music, video, sports, and entertainment technology. Founded in 1998, Gracenote is one of America’s most iconic and respected media companies.  

Our passion for music, TV, movies, and sports is at the heart of everything we do. But what really makes us tick is our people. From Emeryville to Sydney and Queensbury to Amsterdam, we are building the team that’s going to disrupt the digital universe. This starts by creating a workplace where all things entertainment are celebrated and innovation can come from anyone. If you are interested in being mission critical and on the leading edge of global entertainment technology then please contact us today!


About Nielsen:

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content — video, audio, and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement.

By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more information, visit

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Regular

Primary Location:  Emeryville,California

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Travel:  No